Saturday, 31 March 2012
-Music Videos on my Mind- Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild”
A very eccentric but equally affable middle-aged gay guy at our gym, who often gets in trouble by the management for wearing too-tight shorts and showering with his cubicle door wide open, told me how much he enjoyed the video for Madonna's new song Girl Gone Wild.
Upon seeing the video it seems obvious why my gym colleague has such fondness for this clip, however, personally, it seems like Madonna is hitting the same old notes with little in the way of innovation. The Mert and Marcus designer music video seriously sexes up Madonna's grey image, almost in ways where one feels uncomfortable watching a 54 year old woman gyrate and grind promiscuously. That's not necessarily because an older woman's sexuality is in any way threatening, it's just that it's preferable to respect your elders and not see them degrade themselves by thrusting their groin repeatedly at a camera.
At best, the video seems like an inferior sequel to Vogue, but at worst, it seems like Madonna is ripping off Geri Halliwell.